LONG SAFARIS

19 DAYS – UGANDA’S WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE

Experience Uganda in 19 Days! This wildlife experience safari will take you to the wilderness in Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Semuliki and Lake Mburo National Parks and Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary, source of River Nile and Kampala City. Enjoy the jungle to experience the chimpanzees, gorillas, wildlife, birds in Uganda.

  • Game drives
  • Chimps trekking
  • Boat cruises
  • White water rafting
  • Birding experience
  • Community walk
  • Relaxation at stunning Lake Bunyonyi
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Nature/safari walk
  • Pygmy Visit
  • River Nile experience
  • Rhino trekking
  • Kampala city tour

Day 1: Visit Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary.

After you breakfast at the hotel/lodge, you will be transferred to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary. You will leave the mainland, cross by the ferry and do the afternoon chimpanzee feeding after cross back to the mainland.

 

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja.

After breakfast in the morning, Morning chimpanzee feeding will be carried out and later return to the mainland. You will have lunch enroute while being transferred to the Jinja highway toward Jinja.  When you arrive at arrive at Mabira Forest, you will like this magnificent forest with its trees, small mammals, birds, butterflies fauna and flora. You will be led along by a ranger who is well versed in Mabira, birds, butterflies, plants and wildlife.

 

Day 3: White Water Rafting.

After morning breakfast, you will go to the Bujagali Falls for white water rafting. You will spend the morning bouncing over, through and under the water during this activity. You will stop to have lunch at the Hotel and then visit the Source of the Nile and see where John Speke discovered what is known today as the Source of the Nile. You can take a boat ride on the Nile and go right to where Lake Victoria and the Nile meet. You will have and lots of opportunities to take pictures from flowers to the Nile and its fishermen.

 

Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Leaving for Murchison Falls National Park will be in the morning. When driving, the Panorama is interesting. You will have lunch at the Lodge. You will take a late afternoon game drive and most likely be astonished by the variety of wildlife that you will encounter along drive. 

 

Day 5: Game drives and Boat ride

You will have an early breakfast and take off for a morning game drive.  You will be able to see the sun rise over the savanna and enjoy, giraffes, buffalos, birds the lions, antelopes, elephants and more along the way. After a packed lunch, you will enjoy afternoon boat ride on the Nile and often the highlight of the trip to Murchison Falls National Park.  Feel free to take pictures of crocodiles, birds, monkeys, elephants hippos, buffalos and of course the fabulous falls themselves.

 

Day 6: Transfer to Semuliki National Park 

You will be driven early in the morning to Semuliki National Park. This is the only national park in Uganda where you can go for a night drive to view many cats, white tailed mongoose, slim mongoose and minuscule genet, after having dinner, you will go on a night drive. This game drive will yield the nightjars which are very uncommon to see during the day and much nocturnal wildlife

 

Day 7: Birding and Lake Albert Boat ride 

You will have a boat trip on Lake Albert with your packed lunch. You will observe the colonies of Long-tailed Hawk, Forest Francolin, Nkulengu Rail, Western Bronze-napped Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, Red-throated bee-eaters dart, Spot-breasted Ibis, Hartlaubs’s Duck, Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Red-thighed Sparrow hawk and many others. Then have lunch at the waterfalls which provide a great picnic spot. Have views of several fishing villages along the way, and a visit at the tribal community at the foothills of the Rwenzori’s, where the locals look forward to welcoming and entertaining visitors. Return to the lodge for dinner and relaxation.

 

Day 8: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park 

After early breakfast, drive to Fort portal with lunch enroute. You will drive through traditional homesteads and farms and this will enable you enjoy the beautiful scenery across that part of the country. You will have a leisurely late afternoon hike around the town and return in time

 

Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking day and Bigodi swamp visit

With your packed lunch, find your way to the forest after being briefed by the experienced guide who will lead you while trekking. In the park, you may have a view of all the primates like  Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboons and an incredible array of bird life, including the Great Blue Turaco, Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys. In the afternoon, have a Bigodi Swamp walk in bid to view the birds and monkeys that live in the swamp.

 

Day 10: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat cruise

After breakfast, enroute to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is situated at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountain, interspersed with patches of forest and crater lakes thus a thought for a safari. At your arrival, carry out a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. You will scrutinize the concentration of water birds, hippos and crocodiles which is amazing. The bird species includes the black bee- eater, various types of king fisher, and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors and many more.

 

Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking and Game drive

Have an early morning breakfast and set off to Kyambura gorge for another experience of the chimpanzees. During the drive, you will also have a great opportunity to spot black-and-white Colobus monkeys and a few more of those 600 bird species that have been registered in the park. In the afternoon, go for game drive in the Park, to see wildlife like elephants, lions, Uganda Kobs, spotted hyenas and the leopard plus many others

 

Day 12: game drive in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

In the morning you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Queen Elizabeth’s southern Ishasha sector. Have hope of watching the tree climbing lions and the elusive leopards.  This is a dry and wild savannah region, much less developed than the Mweya peninsula. The game viewing is very good due to the fact that the region is well known for the tree climbing lions.

Day 13: Gorilla trekking day and Pygmy visit

We shall enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a crumb briefing by the experienced guides, we shall then proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals called the great Apes (Gorillas). Other primates also inhabit in the forest including the red tail monkey, chimpanzee and black-and-white Colobus monkey. This can be very tiring because the ground is steep and densely forested. In the evening, you will have community walk to experience the living standards of pygmies.

 

Day 14: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, drive to the beautiful and deepest lake in Uganda with scenic view islands for leisure visit various islands of Lake Bunyonyi for bird watching and communities living on amazing islands.

 

Day 15: Relaxation day at Lake Bunyonyi

After a relaxed breakfast, go for Boat ride heading to Batwa community and visiting Akampene Island and other more of the beautiful islands and bird species on Lake Bunyonyi.

 

Day 16: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, arrive in afternoon hours and have lunch. After lunch, go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo to explore the wetlands and acacia forests and are home to an impressive variety of antelope including the giant elands and impalas. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which will be viewed clearly as you are on the boat trip. Expect to watch hippos and birds like Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, African Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, you may also see the rare Shoebill Stork and all these will bring pride to your visit.

 

Day 17: Safari walk and Game drive

You will for an early nature walk. There you will see numerous zebras, Impalas, warthogs and antelopes living in their many natural habitats. A good camera is a must have which in this instance offers you better pictures of Uganda’s true wilderness. In the afternoon, go for a game drive where you will spot impalas, zebras among others.

 

Day 18: Transfer to Kampala and City tour

In the morning drive to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the equator for some photos on the spot where the southern and northern hemisphere meets and then continue to Kampala. In the evening, you will start off with the city tour, through the city Centre, the Uganda Parliament, the National Theatre, and Namirembe Cathedral, visit the Kasubi Tombs: which represent the Buganda Culture, and Bahai Temple. We shall finish the tour with a look at the culture and history that make up this fascinating country.

 

Day 19: Visit Uganda wildlife Education Center and Transfer to Entebbe Airport 

After a breakfast, you will head to Entebbe for wildlife viewing at Uganda Wildlife Education Center like Vervet monkeys, hundreds of beautiful colored butterflies, indigenous plant species, antelope, beautiful monkeys and a visit to the botanical gardens to appreciate different plant species and if time allows botanical gardens to explore different plant species, some primates and birds. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Entebbe International Airport for departure.

 

Safari Package price:     

Please contact our Tour Consultants for the detailed price information

 

Included in the price:

  • Airport transfer to/from
  • Ground transport
  • Gorilla Permit
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • Permits for chimps trekking

 

Exclusions:    

  • International flight
  • Any optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips

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